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Social Worker

Job Category
Position Type
Full Time
Application Closing Date
$109,514 - $115,079


  • Darwin location, Full Time (Fixed Term)
  • Have a real impact on the health and wellbeing of our Indigenous communities
  • Work with a down to earth team, dedicated to what we do

We have a great opportunity for a dedicated and experienced Social Worker to join our team.  Take on an important role where you’ll improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians by reaching out to the community and promoting better health choices. We’ll provide great learning opportunities, giving you the chance to grow your skills and progress your career.

About Us:

Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service is a community organisation providing comprehensive primary health care to Biluru communities in the Yilli Rreung Region of the Northern Territory. We aim to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and social wellbeing of our clients through innovative comprehensive programs based on principles of equity, access, empowerment, determination and collaboration.

About the role:

The successful candidate will be responsible for working for Social Work services to patients that are care coordinated, general practitioners, practice staff and Aboriginal Health Workers to provide appropriate multidisciplinary care and services for Aboriginal people with a chronic condition.

You’ll IMPACT the community, helping close the gap in Indigenous healthcare and wellbeing, one helping hand at a time.

You’ll be PROUD, both of the work you do and who you work for.

You’ll work with a TEAM, alongside people who are down to earth and truly dedicated to what we do.

You’ll EXPERIENCE and learn something new every day through the variety of your role.

You’ll embrace the OPPORTUNITY to progress your career - follow your path at Danila Dilba.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with general practitioners, care coordinators, family support workers and practice staff to support improved care planning (including adherence) and continuity of care across service boundaries.
  • Working closely with the clients, carer and primary care team, actively contribute to the development of self-management activities and building the capacity of the clients and their families.
  • Lead the development and implementation of social activities for clients.
  • Undertake social worker assessments for clients in collaboration with Care Coordination team
  • Provide early intervention, coordinated care and information, brokerage and referral services.
  • Ensure all information given is provided in a way that the patient, carer and community understand. Improve systems coordination and communication between service providers.
  • Improve the coordination of available services including ‘timely’ and ‘affordable’ access to culturally appropriate allied health, specialist and transport services for Aboriginal people with complex conditions.
  • Improve follow up care for patients with a chronic disease and the identification of support needs of patients.
  • Utilise established resources and infrastructure; link closely with local communities and support existing primary care services.

Are you the right person?

The successful candidate will have:

  • Recognised degree in social work with eligibility for practicing membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers;
  • Understanding of the impact of chronic disease on the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community and the associated social issues;
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of general practice, primary health care and Aboriginal health issues within the Australian context;
  • Ability to work successfully with both internal team members and external clients to ensure program delivery outputs are met on time using a case management practice framework;
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history; and an understanding of social, health and wellbeing issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with clients, carers and other professionals from diverse cultures;
  • Knowledge of the social determinants of health (environment, economic and social inequalities) that have a profound impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • Well-developed knowledge of relevant health and related services in the Darwin region (or the ability to develop this knowledge)
  • Proven team work, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to constructively negotiate outcomes with a diverse range of people and service providers

We want you to be proud of both the work you do and of who you work for! Follow your path at Danila Dilba - where every person matters.


Please ensure that you provide a covering letter addressing the selection criteria and a current resume. 

For further information, please contact Tiana McCoy on 08 8942 5400 or at Tiana.McCoy@ddhs.org.au

Applications close: 10 August 2020

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